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Title: 1919P6 The Recording Angel
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The Recording Angel, 1824-27
William Blake
* The scene refers to Dante's 'Divine Comedy: Paradiso 19' and the Recording Angel who in the guise of the 'angel' of convention and tradition upholds Moral Law. For Blake however, salvation came through active love and forgiveness rather than Dante's allusions to the passive observance of Moral Law.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
The Divine Comedy
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Presented by the Trustees of the Public Picture Gallery Fund, with assistance from the National Art Collections Fund and the John Feeney Charitable Trust, 1919.